The Daily Mail are reporting that Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Udinese’s versatile midfielder Mauricio Isla.
The Chilean midfielder, who is efficient in a number of roles across the middle of the park, is said to be worth in the region of £12 million.
A battler and someone who can add to Liverpool’s toothless offensive as well as the defensive side of the game, Isla has shown great consistency for both club and country in recent seasons.
At only 23, Isla has already received much praise for his desire on the pitch and unconditioned willingness to play.
Is it said that Roma and Inter have been watching Isla’s situation at Udinese, also with a view to a summer transfer.
And while Alexis Sanchez stole most of the headlines for Udinese last season, capping it off with a dream move to Barcelona, Isla was equally as impressive and important to the side’s fourth place finish in the league.
Liverpool are seeking alternative options to their summer signings who have not had the desired effect in front of goal, but will need to move quickly if they are to add the Chilean to their squad.